Successfully Meet Quality Matters Standards

Facilitate active learning in your online courses with a suite of collaboration tools proven to engage students

increase student engagement
Learning Activities & Interaction

Promote active learning 

Core to QM standards is increasing the interactions that support active learning. Fully accessible multimedia discussion tools give instructors more flexibility and help students contribute in ways that feel natural. Interactions become more frequent and dynamic as students engage more deeply with course material and each other.

  • Multimedia discussion boards & Video for instructor and student self-introductions
    1.9: Learners have the opportunity to introduce themselves.
  • Q&A boards for asynchronous communication
  • 1:1 and group chats for real-time communication
  • Polls to ask students for collective feedback
Chat and polls
Instructional Material & Milestones

Provide clear guidance for learner interactions

Using ChatGPT and the provided learning outcomes, Harmonize combines those with Bloom’s Taxonomy and well-studied Instructional strategies to generate a prompt for students that encourages interaction that is pertinent to the content for the week and the objectives. These prompts will progress as the course advances. Milestones and notifications then work to keep students organized around instructors’ expectations for the class, including baseline requirements for how and when students should be interacting. Also known as multiple due dates, milestones:

  • Spur frequent participation
  • Eliminate the flood of last-minute posts and allow learners to reflect more deeply
  • Help learners track their progress within each assignment
  • Re-engage learners in the conversation
Assessment & Measurement

Streamlined grading for easy feedback

An important QM standard states that learners should expect to track their learning progress with timely feedback from instructors—and Harmonize makes that easy with:

  • At-a-glance activity reporting that includes all the information instructors need to assess student performance
  • Image & video annotation to share meaningful feedback
  • Faster auto-grading and LMS gradebook integrations
  • Plagiarism detection integration to ensure originality
Promote social & inclusive learning
Accessibility & Diverse Learners

Easy, Accessible & Inclusive Tools

Providing learners with multiple ways to engage with content and each other is important if you want to enable participation. With rich, fully accessible multimedia tools for adding content, collaborating, and interacting, you’ll ensure there’s a way for students of all abilities to be part of the conversation.

  • Easy-to-use multimedia discussion boards 
  • Auto-captioning and video/image annotation
  • Mobile-first with course material available 24/7 on any device
Course Overview & Introductions

Professional & Engaging Introductions

Setting the stage for your course is important. Online instructor introductions can help you welcome and better connect with the class, share the best ways to communicate with you, and prepare students for the course. Learners can also share their own introductions — an effective way to engage students from the start.

  • Easy video, image, or audio snippet creation
  • Social-media inspired boards for sharing introductions
  • Reactions, comments & tagging for interacting with classmates’ introductions
Vibrant, multimedia grid-like discussion boards in Harmonize.

A full suite of tools built to enable meaningful interaction & active learning for your online learners.

Grid view

Gauge student engagement at a glance. The Harmonize layout makes it easy to see which conversations have the most engagement and what students are saying.

rich multimedia icon Rich multimedia

Why should students only be able to post text? Harmonize supports video, images, audio, and embedded URLs, so students can finally express themselves.

Q&A Boards icon Q&A

Let students answer each others’ questions. Leave Q&A boards up all term to avoid repeated questions and help students share information in one place.

polls icon PDF, Text & Video Annotations

Adding annotations to content promotes peer-to-peer learning, richer instructor feedback, and deeper engagement with course material.

reactions & tagging icon Tagging

Pull students into the conversation by tagging them directly. Students and instructors have the ability to tag anybody in the class.


Keep students on task and help them meet deadlines with notifications. Add a custom notification for the whole class or individual students.

chat bubble icon Chat

Using Harmonize Chat, instructors and students can communicate in real time. It’s easy for students to see which classmates are online and begin a new chat.


Use polls to gauge understanding, assess students, or review content. You can even use a poll to take attendance. Run a poll on its own or add it to any discussion.


Students can use emojis to respond to their classmates. Reactions lower the barrier to responding to peers and help more students contribute.

Harmonize Seamlessly Integrates with Your LMS

You can use Harmonize with any major LMS. Harmonize feels so familiar to instructors and students that there’s virtually no learning curve.
It’s simple to get started — Harmonize plugs right in!

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Harmonize integrations